‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sparks Off-Broadway Spoof

By: Cory Lopez / January 8, 2013

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Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James’ kinky New York Times’ bestseller, is coming to an off-Broadway theater this January, according to Time.

But don’t expect seriously sultry, handcuff-happy sex scenes. Created by the musical comedy group Baby Wants Candy, 50 Shades! The Musical is a song-and-dance spoof on the X-rated trilogy, which originally began as Twilight fan fiction.

Directed by Albert Samuels, the musical opens on a book club of middle-aged women paging through Fifty Shades of Grey, a sexual thriller about the S&M-tinged affair between curious, college-aged Anastasia Steele and older, bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey.

Instead of blush-worthy bedroom play, 50 Shades! The Musical — playing the Gramercy Theater on Jan. 11 and 12 — takes on 11 original musical numbers, such as “They Get Nasty,” “I Don’t Make Love, I “F#*!” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.”

The show has previously played at Chicago’s Apollo Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

The musical comes as a feature film based on the book — which has sold 65 million copies around the world — get under way this year. “It will be NC-17,” said the adaptation’s screenwriter, Kelly Marcel, according to The Telegraph. “It will be raunchy. We are 100% going there.”

“The fans love this book, and I want them to love the film as much,” she continued. “I want to make them laugh and cry, to turn them on. I want this to do everything.”

Watch a preview for the musical, below. Would you go see the show off Broadway? Tell us why in comments.